Principal Investigator

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Kit Parker, Ph.D.
Tarr Family Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics
Wyss Institute for Biologically-Inspired Engineering
Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Science & Engineering Complex, 150 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134

Visiting Faculty

Andreas Bausch
Professor & Chair of Cellular Biophysics
Department of Physics
Technische Universität München TUM
Garching, Germany

André G. Kléber, MD
Visiting Professor of Pathology
Beth Israel & Deaconess Medical Center
Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Julie Seplaki
Chair, Science Department
Instructor, Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy, Physiology
Milton Academy
Milton, MA

Kwanwoo Shin, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Chemistry
Director, Institute of Biological Interfaces
Sogang University
Seoul, Korea

Faculty Coordinator


Kelly Rush

Lab Staff

Justin Benton

Michael Rosnach

Research Associates & Postdoctoral Fellows

Huibin Chang

Suji Choi

Qianru Jin

Keel Yong Lee

John Zimmerman

Graduate Students

Sean L. Kim

Michael Peters

Kevin Shani

Undergraduate Students

Nana Anyanwu

Jack Brister

Solomon Egbe

Ayana Gray

Doug Henze

Daniel Mhrous

Nick O’Hara

Collin Richardson

Visiting Scientists

Ryoma Ishii

Gabrielle Nekrasas

Emma Rogers

Associates & Fellows

Christophe Chantre

Daniel Drennan

Grant Gonzalez

Luke MacQueen

Sarah Motta

Visiting Students

Cadet Zachary Bone

Rudy Gabardi

Cadet Veronica Lucian

Cadet Edward Tang

Cadet Paul Trackey

Cadet Felita Zhang

What's New

DBG licenses technology to Obatala Sciences August 9th, 2021

The DBG has licensed an organ-on-chip technology to New Orleans biotech Obatala Sciences. Obatala will use the technology to build disease platforms for curing obesity, diabetes, and cancer. The collaboration has been covered by businesswire in Harvard Licenses Technology to Obatala Sciences to Advance Discovery in Obesity, Diabetes, and Cancer.

DBG Lab is Operational! March 15th, 2021

After 17 years of outstanding science in Cambridge, the DBG has moved to the Engineering School’s new campus in Allston. As of March 2, the lab is fully operational and has resumed experiments. Thank you to all alumni and current personnel for constantly raising the bar. Stand by for the next chapter of DBG science!

Congratulations to Dr. Megan McCain! March 10th, 2021

Our congratulations go out to DBG alumna, Dr. Megan McCain, who has recently received tenure at University of Southern California!

Farewell to Dr. Suhwan Kim! January 13th, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Suhwan Kim, who has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Dong-A University in Basun, South Korea! Dr. Kim was an integral part of our brain team for over a year as a postdoctoral fellow. We wish him the best on this next step in his career!

Inaugural Issue — Biophysics Reviews! January 4th, 2021

Dr. Kevin Kit Parker launched Biophysics Reviews, a new peer-reviewed journal for the biophysics research community on December 14. Produced by scientific publisher AIP Publishing, the aims to expand “on the tradition of excellence set by Applied Physics Reviews (APR) by publishing high impact, cutting edge research and reviews that are valuable for both emerging and experienced researchers”.

1. KK Parker, L Longobardi, A Sulicz. “Welcome to Biophysics Reviews, a big tent for the biophysics community”. Biophysics Reviews. 14 Dec 2020; 1(1); 010401.